Life hits you hard! One minute, I’m feeling great, working hard and ready to tackle the world. Then, BOOM! I’m out of the game with the flu. Again! Needless to say, I’m not feeling too hot. Nor am I getting a lot of sleep these days. If it were up to me, I’d just quarantine myself, crawl into a fetal position and hibernate for the next week. Naturally, life isn’t that sweet. So I need to look alert, awake and, well, alive here and there. And concealer, my friends, is the easiest way to fake the funk. It’s like instant bright eyes!
My New Secret Weapons for Bright Eyes
Faking bright eyes is easier than you think! All you need is a little concealer a shade or two lighter than your foundation and a good setting powder. Apply as little (or as much) concealer as needed for desired coverage. And then pat, pat, pat! You can use your fingers, a makeup sponge or your favorite brush to blend. Blending is definitely key! Then you set it all with powder and, voila! Bright eyes in a pinch!
The NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer has been one of my long time favorites for years. So I was very excited to see they’ve expanded their shade range. Amande has always been my go to. However, there’s a new girl in town and she’s been keeping all of my secrets! Her name is Walnut and she’s a buttery golden yellow brown that’s a real delight. She won’t tell everyone about your late night rendezvous on the low. Or let any cracks slip about your real age. Walnut is legit!
Amande is definitely legit, too. But she’s more on the pinky side. Making her better suited for more subtle brightening. Walnut goes all out, though! My eyes instantly light up and look refreshed with just one swipe of Walnut. I love that the NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer Formula has excellent coverage because a little goes a long way. Plus, it’s pretty easy to blend, too. I have good luck using my fingers, a sponge or a brush every time.
I love me some NARS but the Black Radiance True Complexion Loose Setting Powder is the true star here! This powder just hit the shelves in a soft yellow Banana that’s great for brightening eyes and locking everything into place. The Black Radiance True Complexion Loose Setting Powder is finely milled, incredibly lightweight and completely transparent. So there’s no funky flashback or ashy white cast going on over here! This is the perfect powder to subtly enhance your concealer while still keeping it natural. Not to mention, it’s super affordable at just 8 bucks!
What’s your favorite concealer and setting powder?